September 2015 - momgineer

Monday, September 28, 2015

Supermoon eclipse 2015!


Here are a few photos I took last night during the supermoon lunar eclipse. I know these don't compare to seeing it in person, or from a professional photographer's photos, but I so enjoyed this event!


momgineer Meredith Anderson

STEM education is my passion!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Apple Picking!


Fall is my favorite season here in New England. This morning, we went apple picking! Here are a few pictures from our trip, to a very busy farm. Temperatures this morning were close to freezing, but by the time we finished picking they had warmed up enough that we were all pretty toasty.








momgineer Meredith Anderson

STEM education is my passion!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

STEM Challenge: Towers!


Today was the first day of our new STEM challenge class at a local makerspace! We had so much fun building towers out of plastic cups.


 This two-part challenge was to build the tallest tower using plastic cups (with a limit on the number of cups). The second part constrained the base to a 6 inch by 6 inch area (with large craft sticks, but you could use masking tape). A simple, yet effective task for demonstrating quite a few engineering design principles. They really got creative in the second part of the challenge!

You can download the graphic organizer sheet over at this guest post I did over at Minds in Bloom:

http://www.minds-in-bloom.com/2014/11/engineering-on-dime-3-stem-challenges.html

It turns out I wasn't the only one doing STEM challenges today! Cheryl at Primary Graffiti posted this on Instagram today too:
 
You'll want to follow her over at IG @primarygraffiti ! It looks like they had a great challenge in their class, and is making me anxious to go apple picking.




momgineer Meredith Anderson

STEM education is my passion!